deadline 18 may 2012, Hawai´i
Replace a single-use plastic item in your house with a sustainable eco-friendly design. Show us the plastic object and what you propose as an alternative. The new design should be of a material that is organic or non-polluting to the world’s oceans.
deadline 18 may 2012, Vancouver
We are looking for Safe Planet Heroes, young artists, and imaginative students across Vancouver, to create a work of art that demonstrates the possibilities of life in a world without hazardous chemicals and waste. Examples of the problems we are faced with are: single-use plastics currently damaging our oceans, the toxic emissions polluting the air we breathe, and appearance of unwanted chemicals in the food we eat. What are your solutions? The bottom line is a call for a strong image that represents a Safe Planet, free of hazardous chemicals and wastes. See more information at www.artmill.eu. All two-dimensional media are welcomed: photographs, paintings, drawings, graphics.
deadline 16 mar 2012, Geneva
To mark its 10th anniversary, the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention is organising a global art contest for children and youth, on the theme “Stockholm at 10: Chemical Challenges, Sustainable Solutions”.
Young people of 5-20 years old can participate in this drawing/photography/short video contest, provided they are winners of their national contest, to be organised before 16 March 2012. For more information, please visit the Stockholm Convention’s website and contact your country’s OCP.
deadline 15 sep 2011, Geneva
Making the difference – Worldwide impact of the Stockholm Convention
Parties, NGOs, IGOs and other stakeholders are invited to share success stories on how the Stockholm Convention triggered positive changes in chemical management and/or sustainable development in their country/community/organization/etc.
Best stories will be selected, compiled and presented at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio, Brazil in June 2012.
deadline 11 mar 2011, Cancun
For all students at UT University Cancun. One page or one piece limit; and one submission per student. The top ten writers of outstanding short essays or other form of creative expression such as drawing, video, or illustration, on the danger of POPs and actions people can take to reduce the Planet’s risks from hazardous chemicals will be awarded US$500 scholarship each. A First Prize winner will be invited to present their paper and talk about their personal experience with toxic pollutants in Geneva, Switzerland this Spring at the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.
deadline 18 mar2011, Mexico
The Basel Convention Regíonal Center for Central America and Mexico (BCRC-CAM) in coordination with the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE), with the support of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System (SG-SICA), Safe Planet, the Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centers of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and FAO's regional offices for Latin America and the Caribbean, are pleased to invite graphic designers and the general public to join the Webcast of the Launching of the regional contest to select the logo for the global initiative, PACE.
18 mar 2011, Hawaii
You can design a new kind of bag that will replace the old-fashioned plastic ones that we hope to ban from the planet very soon. What would it be made of? How will it look? And how can we put them in grocery stores, shopping malls, and all over town? If you can think of a good system to replace the old bag and dispenser, draw it up, give it to your teacher, and the winners gets some cool prizes. Your imagination is what we value most.